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Fifth Annual Hadoop Summit 2012 Kicks Off with Record Attendance

HADOOP SUMMIT, SAN JOSE, Calif.—June 13, 2012—Hadoop Summit 2012, the oldest and world’s largest Apache Hadoop community event taking place June 13-14 in San Jose, today announced record attendance for 2012 with more than 2,100 attendees. In addition to the backing of the Apache Hadoop community, more than 49 sponsors from respected industry organizations like Cisco, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Splunk, VMware and more, have committed their support to Hadoop Summit. 

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The fifth annual, two-day conference is hosted by Hortonworks and Yahoo! and will showcase thought-provoking presentations, expert commentary and Apache Hadoop use cases from companies including Adobe, eBay, EMC, Netflix, PayPal, Twitter and more. Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author of “Crossing the Chasm” and “Escape Velocity,” will be a keynote speaker for the event. Additionally, SiliconANGLE’s “The Cube” will be streaming live interviews at the event with a variety of executives and industry thought leaders. You can follow along here.

Hadoop Summit will be a forum to share development and administration tips and tricks and educate organizations about how to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component of their enterprise data platform. The conference will also be an excellent network environment for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop.

“We are very pleased with the tremendous showing of support for this year’s Hadoop Summit, from both attendees and sponsors,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “This year’s Summit boasts an impressive speaking program, featuring some of the most respected minds in the Apache Hadoop and big data communities. The comprehensive agenda will make this year’s event a truly memorable experience, contributing to the further expansion of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.”

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